Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Do you wanna build a snowman'

Time for a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania, and the theme is 'Do you wanna build a snowman' - use a snowman in your project.

I opted to actually build my snowman using a stamps and dies set - but you don't have to take it as literally as I did! Just make sure you include a snowman in your design.

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.

Here's my Happy Chappy:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- a largish snippet of matt red mirri card for the first layer

- a snippet of pale blue snowflake backing card

- a snippet of white card, die cut to form the wavy hill using a Spellbinders die from the 'Borderabilities - A2 Curved Borders One' set

- the sentiment stamp was a magazine freebie, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink. First time it's been used, it stamps beautifully and I absolutely love it!

- making the snowman was great fun - I used the Sizzix Hero Arts 'Snowman #2' set of stamps and matching dies with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' to stamp all the elements apart from the arms - for which I used VersaFine ''Vintage Sepia'

- then die cut all the pieces and coloured in the scarf, nose and jaunty sprig of holly with a mix of Pro markers and Whispers markers

- glued the snowman's body in place and then added the other elements using strips of red line double sided sticky tape

Why not join in? We'd love to see you over at Cuttlebug Mania!

Di
x

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Di - really lovely
    Jane

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  2. A great card and I see you've used the fab stamp I used on one of my cards. I agree that it stamps really well, especially considering it was a freebie!
    Kath x

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  3. What a bright and happy snowman you created Di and rather liking that flourishy Christmas sentiment.

    B x

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  4. Hee hee . . . that's one cute looking snowman and I love the fancy sentiment at the bottom.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Cool snow man - ours is looking sorry for itself as he's starting to melt just now. Sentiment is rather nice too if I may say so.
    Oh - and please could you tell me who the glamourous woman is showing off her knees in the pic below??????? LOL x

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  6. He is very cute Di and I love the blue background paper with the snowflakes and then the large sentiment with snowflakes which complements it beautifully. A great idea to use the curved border die for the snowy slope too. x

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  7. That is such a jolly snowman - he looks happy

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  8. A lovely card Di. I love that happy snowman and the paper behind looks great. I really like the sentiment. Do you know I think I might have that sentiment too. Barbxx

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  9. He is quite the jolly snowman! Adorable. We might get to build one here by Friday! Love the stitched snowy hill.

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  10. Do you know how many times I have looked at the die and stamp and hummed and arred over it, wish I'd got it now. Great card, love how you have used the hill to place the snowman on. Love it.

    Kath x

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  11. Hee hee, he sure is a cutie, and perfectly appropriate as we're bracing for that big first snowstorm of the year this weekend!

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  12. He is a happy chappie, for sure, Di! What a great snowman card and wintry backdrop and sediment! I love his big smile!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. I love that stamp too - looks fab on your card, such a lovely cheery card.

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  14. Great card, Di. An adorable little snowman and I love the flourishy (is that actually a word?? Probably not, but it sounds good) sentiment at the bottom. xx

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  15. Soooo cute Di is your adorable and fun loving snowman x

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  16. Love your gorgous snowman and the sentiment is super xx

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  17. He's a cutie. That snowy greeting is super!

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  18. Back again. After admiring the flourishy sentiment on this card, I've just discovered I have it too! I think I need to make some more Christmas cards! :-D xx

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